The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences is a non-profit organization that catalyzes science for the benefit of public health.

We bring together scientists from government, academia, and industry to drive, fund, and lead actionable food safety and nutrition research in support of public health.

Our collaborative and inclusive tripartite structure empowers members to bring forward diverse perspectives.

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Spotlight

Omega-3s, Red Blood Cell Fatty Acids, and Mortality Risks

Do red blood cell fatty acids predict all-cause mortality better than standard risk factors?

Caffeine Intake

With novel energy drinks, caffeinated waters, and a greater array of specialty coffees, an updated understanding of caffeine consumption is warranted.

New RFP on Reducing Heavy Metals in Food

A new IAFNS grant provides resources to develop a framework for the prioritization of heavy metals based on risk and mitigation efficacy and impact.

Getting Food Decisions Right

Aims to clarify how safety and nutrition is evaluated particularly when there is potential for unintended consequences.

Idea Portal

The Idea Portal is one of IAFNS' collaborative approaches for identifying emerging science projects that catalyze science for the benefit of public health.

PFAS and Food Packaging

Tackling gaps in understanding the risks posed by PFAS in food and packaging.

By bringing together scientists from the public sector and the private sector – at all levels of the organization – we deliver science with impact. Together we can enable solutions that lead to positive change across the entire food and beverage ecosystem. Join us!

IAFNS is a 501(c)(3) organization that catalyzes the creation of scientific knowledge. We receive the majority of our funding from companies in different industries. And, we rely upon financial and in-kind support from the public and private sector to fulfill our mission. 

Learn how IAFNS embeds Scientific Integrity into every step of our research process.